DuPage Medical Group (DMG), the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois, successfully performed their first endoscopic microdiscectomy procedure to repair a herniated disc at their Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) in Westmont, Ill.
The DuPage Medical Group Surgery Center Westmont facility provides patients access to leading-edge outpatient orthopaedic and spine surgery procedures without requiring a hospital stay. Leveraging technology to drive innovation, DMG spine surgeon, Dr. Ashish Patel, performed the first endoscopic microdiscectomy at the ASC, enabling his patient to safely undergo surgery and return home just a few hours later.
Patients undergoing endoscopic microdiscectomy procedures to treat herniated discs can experience several benefits. When operating, Dr. Patel uses advanced technology and smaller incisions, giving him increased visualization to the spinal canal and nerves while minimizing patients’ risk of muscle damage. After surgery, patients can safely return home the same day. They also experience reduced pain and discomfort, decreased blood loss, less risk of infection and a shortened recovery time, helping them return to normal activities faster.
“Same day endoscopic microdiscectomy procedures are beneficial for patients needing herniated disc repairs,” said Dr. Ashish Patel, DMG spine surgeon. “One of the main advantages is that patients experience reduced trauma to their surrounding tissues and ligaments due to the surgical technique, enabling them to return home the same day and experience a faster recovery after surgery.”
“Today, patients are seeking accessible, innovative care,” said Dr. P. Ronjon Paul, Spine Surgery Chairman at DMG. “By offering endoscopic microdiscectomy procedures at our Westmont ASC, we can provide our spine patients a less-invasive treatment option and preserve their spinal mobility.”
The DuPage Medical Group Surgery Center Westmont opened in January 2021 to provide patients with outpatient orthopaedic and spine surgical procedures. The ASC is one of three DMG surgical centers to offer the latest and most advanced technology and surgical techniques.
Currently, endoscopic microdiscectomies are performed at the ASC, with plans for additional endoscopic spinal surgeries in the future. Dr. Patel sees adult patients in Bloomingdale and Naperville. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling (630) 967‑2225.
To learn more about DMG’s spine surgery services, visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com/services/spine-surgery.
About DuPage Medical Group
DuPage Medical Group (DMG) is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois with more than 750 primary care and specialty care physicians in over 100 suburban Chicago locations. For more than 20 years, DMG has focused on making healthcare better for its patients and communities by offering high quality, compassionate healthcare. As a physician-led organization, DMG’s physicians work together – utilizing leading-edge technology and innovative treatment options – to ensure that each patient receives accessible and efficient healthcare. For more information, visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com.